Newcastle United signed right-back Kieran Trippier from Atlético Madrid this month and still continue to look at La Liga to further bolster the defence in the winter market.

Sevilla’s Diego Carlos has been identified as a target and two days ago, La Colina de Nervion reported the Tyneside club can offer ‘dizzying figures’ to tempt him to join them.

The Spanish club have already turned down the Magpies’ initial offer for the 28-year-old and recent reports in the UK press stated that Newcastle have returned with an improved offer.

Claims made in England have not only been backed up by Marca, but they also provide us more information.

It’s claimed Eddie Howe’s side have ‘taken another step’ to sign the centre-back and have made a ‘second offer’ of around €25m.

Sevilla, however, have ‘not taken it into account’ and ‘rejected’ the new proposal made by the Premier League club.

Carlos has a €80m release clause in his contract that expires in 2024m and Newcastle have his name is ‘marked in red’ and from England, they point out they could offer around €40-45m to get his signing done.

However, Marca say the Brazilian’s chances of leaving Sevilla in January is ‘practically unthinkable’.